Mayor March: City of Henderson in Discussions with Raiders on Potential Practice Facility
Henderson has been in discussions with the Raiders organization regarding the potential for a future team practice facility to be located on a parcel near the Henderson Executive Airport.
“The city of Henderson has been in discussions with the Raiders organization, and we would be proud to be home to the team’s practice facility,” Mayor Debra March said in a statement released November 14. “We see this potential partnership as a great opportunity to boost economic development in our community. This week’s groundbreaking for the future Raiders stadium in Las Vegas has shown the excitement for the valley’s own NFL team, and we are looking forward to their arrival in Southern Nevada.”
The Raiders will be moving from Oakland, California, to Las Vegas before the 2020 season.
Henderson Celebrates Grand Opening of Fire Station 91
Henderson celebrated the grand opening of Fire Station 91, the community’s 10th fire station and the first new station to open in 15 years, in November.
Mayor Debra March, members of the Henderson City Council, Inspirada Project Manager Jim Rizzi and Fire Chief Shawn White welcomed the community to the new station and ceremonially cut the ribbon firefighter-style before inviting the public to tour the station and meet their neighborhood firefighters.
Fire Station 91 serves the Inspirada and Madeira Canyon areas of Henderson. Inspirada Builders LLC donated the 3.42-acre site on which the station was built and provided $6.6 million toward the cost of construction and equipment.
The 10,998-square-foot building was constructed for $6.125 million and includes three apparatus bays, training facilities, equipment and supply storage, and accommodations for firefighters staffing the station 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Henderson Again Named as a Digital Cities Award Winner
For the second year in a row, Henderson has been named to one of the top spots in an annual ranking of tech-savvy local governments that employ technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency and encourage community engagement.
The Center for Digital Government ranked Henderson 10th among cities in the 250,000-499,999 population category as part of its 17th annual Digital Cities Survey.
Among the reasons cited by CDG for the recognition are the city’s ongoing commitment to its IT Strategic Plan, open data portals, robust social media presence and ongoing work with neighboring jurisdictions in Southern Nevada on smart cities initiatives around transportation and traffic management.
CDG’s 2017 Digital Cities Survey honors cities in five population classifications: 500,000 or more; 250,000 to 499,999; 125,000 to 249,999; 75,000 to 124,999 and fewer than 75,000. The top 10 ranked cities in each of the five population-based categories were honored at a special awards ceremony on November 16 during the National League of Cities annual conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.